White House Dismisses Bipartisan DACA Deal From Senate Group

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Democrats and many Republicans have argued against piling on so many issues that a bill dies under its own weight, but it has been unclear whether Trump feels the same way.

The NAACP is accusing Trump of "lowbrow, callous and unfiltered racism".

And in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump backed away from remarks he made on Tuesday in which he said he could eventually consider legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be in the United States.

Bob Goodlatte, Kevin McCarthy and Mario Diaz-Balart were also at the Trump meeting on Thursday.

U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. The comment came during a meeting with lawmakers who are trying to forge a deal to protect hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.

President Donald Trump, using vulgar terms, rejected a pitch Thursday from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.

Three people briefed on the conversation described the language.

Cotton said the plan falls short of Trump's request for border wall funds.

The six senators are Democrats Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet and Robert Menendez and Republicans Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Cory Gardner.

Also under consideration, according to congressional aides, is a plan to restructure the "diversity" immigrant visa program so that it no longer operates via a lottery system.

When President Trump chose to allow reporters to sit in on a major meeting on immigration policy for almost an hour on Tuesday, he seemed eager to reach a deal in a wide-ranging conversation wide lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. Made up by Dems. Richard Durbin told Trump that under the proposal, a lottery for visas would be ended.

Trump later tweeted Friday morning that he "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". He also called for ending the diversity visa lottery, a State Department program that gives residents of nations with few migrants coming to the USA a chance for a green card, and for ending family-based migration (called "chain migration" by its opponents) that allows extended family members of immigrants already in the US legally to come to the U.S.as well.

One of them, Elizabeth Perez, said she did not consider Tuesday's ruling as a complete breakthrough for the DACA community.

In an interview with 17 News at Sunrise, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said he believes there is an appetite for DACA, and he has faith congress will pass legislation helping dreamers, while hoping for enhanced border security. Before there is any hint, suggestion, or consummation of a deal on the DACA Dreamers (and only the Dreamers, all 750,000 of them), certain enforcement measures must be in place, the most important being E-Verify (which assures America employers are hiring only legal workers).

The significance of their agreement was initially unclear.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that the immigration issue should "go through the normal legislative process" and pledged Trump "will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution". "If President Obama can create the Deferred Action programme, then certainly President Trump can uncreate it or end it". Then he made it clear he also wanted more border security.

A U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco ruled late on Tuesday that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump has said he will end, should remain in effect until legal challenges brought in multiple courts are resolved.

While a spokesman for Sen.